A Pet’s Farewell provides in-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia services in Southern California. Serving Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas. “When It’s Time To Say Good Bye, There’s No Place Like Home.”
Offers financial assistance and referrals for low-income families in greater LA for spay/neuter and emergency veterinary procedures, plus feral cat assistance and pet-assisted therapy and humane education programs.
A list of animal rescue adoption events.
Counseling and referral services for animal abuse or neglect cases.
Find vets in your area online (search: veterinary offices open after 6 p.m., plus your city).
A mobile dog-bakery unit, brings treats to pets. Available for parties.
Classes are available year round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. Jerome Stewart teaches class once a week in Long Beach.
A list of dog rescues for all breeds and mixes.
A directory of dog clubs based on the type of breed, training, services and competition.
Treibball is a reward-based communication game between dog and handler which uses a combination of classic obedience and herding cues.
La Palma Dog Park and Yorba Regional Park.
Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units.
Emergency services are provided for cats 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units.
Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, and more.
Their goal in providing in-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services is to make the transition easier for both your pet and your family.
The organization assists with pet-related problems, such as a free lost/found service, low-cost spay/neuter referrals, as well as financial assistance and/or referrals for low-income pet owners needing veterinary care and food supplies.
The following organizations provide emergency animal control services for the cities indicated. Services include rescuing stray, trapped, injured, abandoned, deceased or wild animals; and investigating animal cruelty, animal bites and noise complaints.
Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available.
Self-service baths come in three levels ranging from basic to luxury. All baths include shampoo and conditioner, blueberry facials, ear-cleaning pads, brushes, Furminator, towels and aprons––all you have to do is bring the dog!
Voted “Best Boutique in OC” by Orange County Hot List. The store, for dog and cat lovers, offers a variety of specialty foods, toys, apparel and treats from basic to luxury.
Birthday cakes and cookies available.
Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? B & B Pharmacy has the answer! Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs, they tailor dosages relative to your pet’s size.
Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs and size, B & B Pharmacy tailors dosages.
Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach combining both Eastern and Western medicine.
Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach utilizing both Eastern and Western medicine techniques.
Beagles and Buddies’ Dogs Help Heal Center partners with Veteran Service Dogs to provide exceptional expert service, rehabilitation, basic and service dog training to safer-tested eligible dogs.
B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary is open weekdays by appointment; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with open-house-style adoptions. Email an application in advance so the rescue can get to know adopters before a visit to help make a good match.
Flora Vista Dog Park
Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue
See Birds for an avian rescue.
A list of stores that cater to bird needs. Some carry birds for purchase.
See Birds for retail stores offering a variety of birds and supplies, plus bird-only clinics and a sanctuary rescue.
Bird Clinic in Orange
Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer day and overnight boarding for pets, check with your vet for availability.
Rover and Wag connect dog owners with dog lovers in their community they can hire on-demand for walking, sitting, and boarding services, including in-home dog boarding and pet sitting.
Carbon Canyon Regional Park and Brea Wildcatters Dog Park.
List of local breed-specific rescue.
Bellis Dog Park and Ralph B. Clark Regional Park.
Their chiropractor is devoted to the health and well being of your canine companion.
Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain.
See Cats for kitten and cat rescues.
A list of local cat and kitten rescues.
Cats Luv Us Boarding Hotel.
A list of cat-only clinics.
Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering in-store grooming and mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, and Yorba Linda areas.
City recreation departments offer a variety of low-cost dog-training classes.
Provides care for stray animals found in Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies.
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds in Southern California.
Costa Mesa Bark Park and Talbert Regional Park.
Professional grooming and bathing for dogs and cats is available seven days a week. Show cuts, trims and soothing baths, according to your pet’s individual needs.
Nestled off the beaten track in Yorba Linda, Country Care Pet Resort is a full-service board, care, day care and grooming facility operated by caring animal lovers.
Regular practice sessions, mentoring program, workshops and seminars, lending library, and annual AKC, USDAA and CPE competitions.
List of places to call for deceased animal pickup/removal.
D2ISC organizes a series of informal play days/clinics for members and prospective members. They also run disc-dog competitions throughout the year, which are open to both club members and non-club members alike.
A list of DIY (self wash) grooming services.
A national organization that promotes responsible dog care and ownership, the important role of the human/canine bond, and challenges people and dogs to learn how to better serve each other.
Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, flyball and treibball.
Visit the website, type “dog walk” in the interest area and your zip code for a list of groups you can join.
List of hotlines to report dog or cock-fighting.
Downey Dog Park
When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see Veterinary Services.
The doctors and staff at Eye Care for Animals (ECFA) are committed to providing the highest level of medical and surgical ophthalmic care available.
A list of local flyball teams and leagues.
Foster families take in animals that are waiting to find permanent “fur-ever” homes. Most adoption and rescue organizations need foster families and will provide for the needs of the animals, including food and medical care.
Offers low-cost microchipping at their Lakewood location, plus a web tool that locates low-cost spay/neuter locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Offers low-cost spay and neuter incentives for low-income residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Provides humane education classes to the school district and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups.
Fullerton Pooch Park, Fullerton Dog Trails and Craig Regional Park.
The Barking Lot
German Shepherd dogs are legendary for their intelligence, beauty and loyalty. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehomes purebred German Shepherds that have lost their homes due to unfortunate circumstances.
State-certified grooming school.
All-volunteer 501(c)3 tax exempt “Military and Veteran Support Organization” (MVSO) trying to assist our active duty service members, wounded warriors, and veterans, through various programs, including the “Pet Foster Home” program.
Are you going on vacation? Home of Hunter Pet Care provides daily visits with your pets while you are away. Are you busy, tired or feeling guilty? They also offer half-hour and 45-minute walks to give your pooch exercise and companionship while you’re at work or away for long hours.
When a pet is fighting a terminal disease or in the advanced stages of cancer, kidney failure or neurological disorders, there may come a point where the cost of treatment can become more than its benefit.
Santa Ana River Bike Path/Hiking Trail, Wieder Regional Park, Best Friend Dog Park and Dog Beach.
Information on GPS collars, microchips and pet tags for identification.
Most shelters accept pets brought in by owners who can no longer care for their pet, provided the owner lives within the region served by the shelter; fees may apply.
A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or their contact with humans has diminished over time. Trap-Neuter-Return is an effective and humane way to stabilize community cat populations.
See Wildlife Services or Animal Control under Emergency Resources.
See Emergency Resources.
Dr. Woods prides himself on building a personal relationship with each patient. His clients are his extended family and he wants what’s best for them.
In an effort to help ease over-population from nearby shelters, IVHC is housing nearly 50 rescue cats, and are seeking kitten bottle feeders, fosters and adopting families.
In an effort to help ease over-population from nearby shelters, IVHC is housing nearly 50 rescue cats, and are seeking kitten bottle feeders, fosters and adopting families.
Dr. Woods has specialized in alternative veterinary medicine for 20 years. His passion started while at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he helped found a branch and served as president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
Central Bark and Orange County Great Park.
Available animals for adoption. Provides for stray animals found within Irvine only. Accepts Irvine resident owner-relinquished pets by appointment; fee applies.
JustFoodForDogs began with one simple, primary objective—to increase the quality and length of life for as many dogs as possible through a complete and balanced, healthy, whole-food diet.
JustFoodForDogs makes daily meals and treats for healthy dogs and cats, and prescription and custom-formulated diets for pets with special health issues.
Grooming services include breed clip, hand drying and professional styling. Appointments can be scheduled along with veterinary or boarding visits, or independently.
Mention “Petsguide” for a free exam on your pet’s first visit. Also offers affordable prices for spay/neuter and vaccinations, weekdays only.
Surgical and medical veterinary care for dogs, cats, exotics, birds and reptiles.
Full service and emergency services for cats. Also, grooming and hair cuts, even for difficult-to-groom cats.
While boarded at the clinic, each dog is given a complimentary exam by the veterinarian. Food is provided, dogs are walked two or more times a day, and the facility is clean and sanitized daily.
Let your dog be pampered while being groomed, and have a day of play at Kind to Canines, where dogs socialize together rather than being stuck in a crate all day.
All dogs who board with Kind to Canines are trained personally by owner Dan Atkinson. The belief that most dogs benefit from a structured schedule of leash training and off-leash socialization is emphasized, rather than traditional boarding where dogs are not mentally and physically stimulated.
A range of obedience training options to best suit you and your pet. From puppy socialization to problem solving, they do it all.
A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care provides temporary care for animals found in designated cities. Find cities they serve on their website. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies.
Dogs on the Beach
Provides care for stray animals found in Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods only. Does not accept owner-surrendered pets or animals brought in by the public, but can provide referrals for alternative options.
Laguna Niguel Pooch Park
Laguna Woods Dog Park
Home Run Dog Park
Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets.
Dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets, including cats.
Dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets, including birds.
Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place—home.
Full-service grooming, food and supplies are offered at all three LaunderPet locations. Their grooming staff provides gentle and expert care and pampering for your best friend(s).
LaunderPet offers an extensive line of dog and cat food and supplies, including Canidae, Felidae, Orijen, Honest Kitchen, Zignature, Fussie Cat, Taste of the Wild and many more.
Self-service cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $12. Full-service grooming is available at all locations.
Following agencies provide licenses for dogs and cats in Long Beach metro and Orange County.
Offers full service grooming for your dog by a friendly, caring and experienced staff. Services can include wash, cut and style, nail trimming, ear cleaning, flea treatments and more.
Ten dog parks and a dog beach, plus El Dorado Regional Park.
Provides services for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Long Beach, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill.
Find tips on what to do if you find a lost pet or if you lose your pet.
Offers meetup groups in your area or create one of your own.
Oso Creek Trail
Provides care for stray animals, owner-relinquished animals and animal control services for the residents of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita only.
A list of mobile vets and home euthanasia services.
Additional low-cost services in the Long Beach and Orange County areas.
A list of pet stores throughout Greater Long Beach and Orange County.
Most centers offer exercise programs, therapeutic massage, laser therapy, magnetic and pulsed signal therapy, and more.
Rescues that offer aid to animals such as rabbits, Guinea pigs, pot-bellied pigs, farm pigs, horses, sheep, donkeys and other animals.
Water Park for Dogs.
Newport and Balboa Beaches, Newport Beach Dog Park, and Upper Newport Bay Trails.
Newport Beach Police Department provides care to found animals in Newport Beach only. Donations and volunteers needed.
Provides animal control and shelter services for many Orange County cities (see Emergency Resources for a complete list of cities).
Date My Pet, www.datemypet.com (dating community for pets and pet lovers); www.dogster.com, www.catster.com; www.packdog.com; www.pettube.com (like youtube, but for pets only); www.strutmymutt.com; www.dogsniffer.com, (like Yelp for the pet community)
They collect, transport and distribute recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters and rescue groups.
Provides care for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Costa Mesa and Garden Grove.
Does your pooch never seem to run out of energy? The fitness center at Paws Chateau provides fun and exercise for dogs with one-on-one playtime, a treadmill and a Pit-Ball.
Paws Chateau has developed the ultimate dog boarding experience. The resort is staffed by passionate pet professionals who provide your best friend with a safe, comfortable, clean and fun experience.
The foundation provides referrals to callers seeking a low-cost spay/neuter veterinarian.
Wanna be “poop free?” Leave the dirty job to Pet Butler! They come to your home and clean up after your pet, making life more convenient, enjoyable and safe for pets and their owners.
In additional to their poop removal services, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services in the Orange County area. Their walks are 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 40 minutes long.
A list of local pet cemeteries and crematoriums.
A list of organizations that offer pet/animal first-aid and CPR training.
Pet health insurance comes in all shapes and sizes, with the average plan costing only $27 a month. Plans usually have exclusions for pre-existing conditions.
Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.
Tri-City Regional Park
A list of 24-hour hot lines for any animal poison-related emergency.
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Ocean Scenic Trails and Point Vicente Interpretive Center.
Rancho Santa Margarita Dog Park
Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN) and Reptile Rescue OC.
La Habra Exotic Pets, Prehistoric Pets and Reptropolis.
See Reptiles for rescues.
See Reptiles & Exotics for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, tortoises, arachnids and more.
From getting pets to the vet, groomer, doggie daycare, or moving cross country, Roadie is a ride-sharing service for transporting pets, available in all 50 states.
Helps pet owners with financial assistance for veterinary care, including spay/neuter vouchers.
San Onofre State Beach Campsite and San Clemente Dog Park
Training your dog can mean the difference between a stressful, anxious, difficult pet and a loving, enjoyable relationship.
Arbor Dog Park
Provides care and adoption services for stray dogs and cats from Seal Beach only.
Find information and resources about adopting a senior pet. Ask rescues and shelters about senior dogs and “Seniors for Seniors” programs where adoption fees are often discounted or waived.
The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support. Volunteer opportunities available.
Most shelters offer adoption of unclaimed, healthy animals (full and mixed breeds) housed in their facilities. There is usually a small fee; spay/neuter and other veterinary services are often included or discounted.
In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts.
SEAACA provides temporary care for animals found within various LA County cities as well as Buena Park and La Palma.
Provides sheltering and adoptions for homeless animals, conducts cruelty investigations, disaster animal rescue, animal training, and humane education programs.
Terri Steuben gives a voice to dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets through her abilities as an animal communicator. She can give you a better understanding of your pet, and help you solve behavior problems like biting, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, scratching, sibling disputes and trauma.
Animal communicator Terri Steuben has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies. Knowing where your pet feels pain can assist your veterinarian with diagnosis and treatment.
A full service, non-profit veterinary hospital that will never turn away a patient for their inability to pay. Not a free clinic, but relies on donated funds and community support.
Organizations that sponsor therapy animals that work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. Some city recreation departments offer therapy training for dogs.
Made-to-order “Pawty” cakes personalized for any occasion! Birthday? Training graduate? Puppy shower? Call TOP DOG to place your doggie cake order, and they’ll make any four-legged celebration fun and delicious with one of their fresh-baked creations.
Let the pampering begin! Your dog receives top-notch treatment in their grooming salon inside of TOP DOG’s upscale boutique and bakery.
Delightful pastries are just the tip of the iceberg at TOP DOG where a bakery case full of “K9 Cakes” and cupcake minis, Pup Pies, fancy K9 Cookie Cups and fresh-baked pastries––all look good enough for you to eat!
Puppy Training Basics, “Kindergarten” classes are held every Tuesday evening. Socialization for young pups is critical for good behavior with other dogs.
Cleveland National Forest
Do you own a pool? Does your dog “run around” the pool, barking at everyone because he or she is afraid of the water? Have a performance or service dog?
Mushing-type activities include dog scootering, carting, bikejoring, canicross, skijoring, weight-pulling and dogsledding.
A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California.
Does your pet suffer from problems such as paralysis, allergies, pain or other conditions? Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicines and laser therapy, offered at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, can often benefit pets with these and other conditions.
Veterinary Cancer Group is committed to taking the fear out of cancer; and replacing it with hope.
Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering grooming, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and training––all under one roof!
Veterinary care, boarding, daycare, training and grooming – all under one roof. Full veterinary services including wellness visits, full surgical suite, internal medicine and dental procedures.
Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering training, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and grooming––all under one roof!
Wags to Whiskers has been voted “Best Pet Groomer” in Long Beach for years, and again in 2017! Check out their great reviews on Yelp!
Websites offering current listings of adoptable pets available from local shelters and rescues.
A few “need-to-go-to-the-emergency-room-now” signs.
What’s Up Dog Pet Sitting Services wants to make sure your pup receives the loving care he deserves! They are a trusted business in Huntington Beach also serving the communities of Fountain Valley and parts of Costa Mesa, offering a variety of pet sitting services.
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area and Whittier Dog Park
A list of organizations that help injured wildlife.
Doggie sleepovers in a caring home environment or at Your Animals Best Friend Dog House––no crates, no cages––your dog is free to roam and play. All dogs must be social and up-to-date on all vaccinations.